Upcoming Chamber Events:

June Business After Hours: Benefits of NIL with OU Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Boals

Tuesday, June 6 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Coach Jeff Boals

Business After Hours - Athens Area Chamber of Commerce




with OU Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Boals




This is an open-house style event – feel free to come when you can for as long as you can. However, in order to help everyone better plan their after hours attendance and so that we can fit everything in, we will do our best to stick closely to the following agenda.

June 6th BAH Schedule

5:00 – 5:30pm – Registration and networking

5:30 – 6:15pm – NIL Discussion

6:15pm – 7:00pm – Networking

The Chamber’s June Business After Hours event will focus on the ways that our local businesses can benefit from NIL – a term that is used to describe a college athlete receiving financial compensation in exchange for the use of their Name, Image, and Likeness in marketing and promotional endeavors.

In this exclusive Chamber member event held in the Hardwood House, located inside Ohio University‘s Convocation Center, representatives from Ohio University Athletics and Jeff Boals, coach of the OU Men’s Basketball team, will be on-hand to discuss the ins and outs of NIL business opportunities, which can help increase your marketing reach and promotional engagement.

Learn more here

Many thanks to our sponsors of this quarter’s Business After Hours: Keystone’s Mac Shack will be catering the event and Jackie O’s will be providing drinks. Additionally, while registration is not required at this open-house style event, CEC Turf and Tractor (formerly Allpower) is sponsoring a registration incentive for the event :

The first 20 people to register will receive* two (2) undated tickets to any home Copperheads game this season

(*Please note, registrants must attend the event to get the tickets)


June CAP Happy Hour at The Pigskin (and sponsored by The Pigskin)

Thursday, June 8 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

June CAP Happy Hour

Celebrate Athens Auction and Dinner

Thursday, September 21, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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Athens Area Women’s+ Summit

Friday, November 10th, 8:00am – 4:30pm










Upcoming Community and Ohio University Events


May 31 – June 29th: Ohio University Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) – Read more here

June 9: Plains Lions Club Cruise-in (Court Street); Black Diamond Music Festival

June 11-17: Athens Pride Week

June 19: Juneteenth

June 24: Boogie on the Bricks

July 3: Athens Fireworks (10pm, East State Street)

July 4: Nelsonville Fireworks (10pm, Hocking College)

July 7: DORA DAY; Start of Brew Week

July 7-15: Ohio Brew Week

July 15: Ohio Brew Week Last Call on Court St.

July 21-23: Nelsonville Music Festival

July 28: Plains Lions Club Cruise-in (Court Steet)

2023 City of Athens Street Closures

The City of Athens has released a comprehensive list of street closures for the rest of 2023 (*please note that street closures are subject to change). For these dates, the City of Athens will close designated streets to vehicular traffic no earlier than 6:00a.m. and no later than midnight, and will maintain cross traffic wherever practicable. Additionally, the City will also ban parking on designated streets beginning no earlier than 3:00 a.m. and no later than 1:00 a.m. the following day to accommodate said events.

  • Ohio University International Street Festival, 4/8/2023, Union Street from College to Court
  • Athens Film Festival Court Street Screening, 4/15/2023, Court Street from Union to Washington
  • DORA Days – in coordination with Anti-Racism Book Club and Ohio Brew Week (each date to be on a different block), DORA kickoff, 5/20/2023, West State Street from Congress to Court; Pride Week, 6/16/2023, Union Street from Congress to Court; Start of Brew Week 7/7/2023, Court Street from Washington to State; and DORA Day, 8/4/2023, West State Street from Congress to Court
  • Boogie on the Bricks, 6/24/2023, Court Street from Washington to State
  • The Plains Lions Club Cruise-ins, 6/9/2023, 7/28/2023, 9/1/2023, Court Street from Washington to State
  • Ohio Brew Week Last Call, 7/15/2023, Court Street from Washington to Carpenter
  • Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Athena Ride for Women, 8/4/2023, Union Street from Court to Congress
  • OhioHealth Bounty on the Bricks, 8/5/2023, Court Street from Union to Washington
  • Athens Arts & Music Festival, 8/12/2023, Union Street from Court to Congress
  • Ohio University Welcome Weekend – Student Fair, 8/27/2023, Union Street from College to Court
  • City of Athens Halloween/AUBA Trick or Treat, 10/28/2023, full uptown area
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, 12/8/2023, lane closure on Court Street in front of Courthouse; and
  • Passion Works New Year’s Eve Party, 12/31/2023, State Street from College to Court